Well appointed 4 bedroom Affordable Villa
- English, Spanish
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Lovely villa, great location and lovely owners!
I stayed here for the weekend with a group of friends and we couldn’t have asked for better owners. When we arrived we was welcomed by John and Betty who gave us a short overview of everything we needed to know and pointed us in the directions of the local shops. The swimming pool was immaculate, clean water and no broken paving stones unlike some I have seen before. Really quiet location of the villa but we were able to walk to the beach and location shops we got a short taxi into Marbella centre one of the nights too. Thank you for sharing your villa with us we hope to return again soon!
Large property with great privacy and location but requires updating and bug proofing
The house is very well positioned for easy access into Marbella and the beach either by car or walking if you feel energetic. We tended to use the car a lot as we like to explore the area. Great shopping centre 5 mins out of town La Canada. The garden is well stocked with flowers,completely private, surround by large walls and the pool is big with a very handy shaded veranda to sit at while the kids are playing. Plenty of parking space.
We did have issues, on arrival on the Saturday the pool was not useable it was murky and had debris on the bottom. We reported this immediately and communication with Brigitte was good, but unfortunately because it was a weekend it wasn't sorted until the Monday afternoon. This was very disappointing because having a private pool was the main reason we booked the villa. (it also stopped filtering with an air lock later in the week)
Also one of the electric main gates ceased working the first time we tried to leave the property which meant for the whole time one of us has to manually open and shut it every time we went in and out. This in itself was not a massive inconvenience but it was an example of everything about the house.
We knew the house was traditional and were expecting older fittings however unfortunately it was old and grotty. The place desperately needs decorating and updating.The cleaners who were there when we arrived, hadn't done a very good job e.g. the upstairs bathroom bin was full and moldy bread in the toaster. We very quickly realised we were sharing the house with ants. They were everywhere including the upstairs bathroom. My daughter woke up to them all over her bed. This meant we used evey bed in the house even though there were just 3 of us to try and avoid them.
There were no places other than the fridge to put food. Every kitchen drawer had them and every time you wipe a bench or the sink they were back minutes later. (some tins or plastic boxes would have helped) It ruined my holiday as I just didn't feel clean at all. Even when sitting watching tv in the evening the odd one would crawl on you. It was such a shame, the whole house is spacious and full of potential but is just neglected. We ended up spending as much of our time as possible away from the house.
So in summary, I felt for the money we paid, we did not recieve value. I wasn't expecting the Ritz, but a clean house without bugs should be a minimum standard.
It was more endurance than enjoyment.
Excellent Villa in a fantastic location.
Had an amazing 5 days at the Villa with family and friends. The Villa is perfect to celebrate time together in an amazing social setting.
We stayed at the villa last year and returned this year, so obviously we like it. It was as last year, a well appointed, lovely villa, with a very large pool. We received good support from the villa owner when we needed it. The beach is an easy walk; last year we liked the children's attractions at the beach. This year it has been redesigned for adults, with loungers and cocktails, not our scene, but it is still a good beach for sand castles and paddling.
Beautifully kept villa in great location
The villa was just as described in the details, if anything the description was underplayed. We were warmly greeted and shown around by the owners, they left their number in case we needed to call them for anything. The villa was well equipped, clean and spacious. The pool was 10 metres by 5, the largest we have had in a villa, the garden beautifully kept, which added to the relaxation of chilling in the garden.
The beach was a genuine easy walk. Whilst there were boats, trampolines, waterslides and go karting there, we went in the mornings when it was cooler and the beach was always peaceful and quite empty.
There were ornaments and trinkets about which could be a concern with very young children.
This is the first villa we have rented which we would definitely wish to return to.